Norma James, BA (Hons), Registered member MBACP (Accred)
If you’ve come this far, then for any number of reasons, it’s likely that things are not too good right now. You’ve probably tried to sort it out yourself, but all the strategies you’ve used before don’t seem to help anymore, leaving you even more anxious or depressed and wondering what else you can do. If you’re here, then you’re hoping that counselling might help.
I believe I might have quite a good idea of how painful and overwhelming life can become, but also, just how difficult it is to ask for help, to find the right person to talk with about the things that are hurting and troubling you.
I am a BACP accredited, Person-Centred counsellor with over 20 years of experience. I can offer you a safe and confidential environment within which I will listen carefully and respectfully to all you wish to say to me. I won’t judge you, I won’t direct your thoughts and feelings or tell you what I think is best for you. I am happy to work with you at a pace that is right for you.
I believe that through this kind of counselling relationship, within which you feel heard, and importantly, really understood and accepted, you will start to make sense of what has been troubling you and, if it is what you wish, discover what steps you could take to change this.
If then, you want to check me out further so that you can decide if I am the right counsellor for you, I offer a free first session with no obligations to continue. You might also care to take look at my website. This will tell you a lot more about me. (See above)
I can offer you one-to-one counselling, on line through Zoom email, or over the telephone. At the present moment due to the impact of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) I am not seeing clients face-to-face. My practice is open on weekdays from 9.00am - 6.30pm (subject to availability)
Training, qualifications & experience
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND EXPERIENCE:
- BACP Accredited Registered Counsellor working in independent practice
- BA (Hons) Person-Centred Counselling, Metanoia Institute.
- Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling (University of Wales)
- Certificate in Supervision, Kathy Raffles Counselling Services (Validated by University of Wales)
- Trainer for CRUSE Bereavement Care
- Manager of an out-of-hours mental health help-line
- Bereavement Counsellor (Working with individuals and couples experiencing complicated grief) Department of Psychological Medicine, Morriston Hospital, Swansea NHS Trust
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Loss events: Loss of country, home, community, job, possessions; Loss of a relationship through divorce, bereavement; Loss of family, friendships, pets; Loss of childhood through, trauma, abuse (physical, mental or sexual); Loss of health (mental or physical); Loss through miscarriage, still-birth, termination; Loss of limbs, hearing, sight... and many other losses.
These losses can also be experienced internally as: Loss of self-worth/value; security, hope, faith, liberty, sanity, reason, meaning, certainty, confidence, humour, position, status, and loss of self.
- My fee is £42 per hour.
I offer a limited number of concessions for those who might find it difficult to afford these fees. You would pay by bank transfer. (Please ask for details)
Outside of my counselling practice I offer:
Supervision: whether you are an experienced counsellor or just learning your craft as a trainee counsellor I would be happy to work with you.